Recipe: Homemade Granola Bars

Avatar photo Staff August 2, 2021
granola bars

It’s back-to-school time, and that means it’s a good time to think of new ways to keep kids healthy this school year. These granola bars area fun way to create a snack that is packed with protein and light on sugar that your kids will love!


  • 1 cup very smooth creamy natural peanut butter or cashew butter
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Heaping 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2½ cups whole rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 3 Tbsp. pepitas or crushed peanuts or cashews


  • Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and salt, until smooth.
  • Add the oats, chocolate chips and the pepitas (or nuts). The mixture might seem dry at first, but keep stirring and it’ll come together. Stir to combine and press firmly into the pan. Use a second piece of parchment paper and the back of a measuring cup to help flatten the mixture. Chill for at least 1 hour, then slice into bars.
  • Store bars in the fridge.